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I’ve been nominated for this new amazing award – Vampire Lover Blog Award – by the lovely Elaine of Vampires, Crime and Angels…Eclectic Me

You can read all the rules here. For each award there are rules for acceptance; the main distinction, however, is in how many nominations you make.

The Vampire Lover Blog Award rules are as follows:

~You must be a vampire.

~Link back to the one who nominated you.

~Display the Vampire Lover Blog Award image.

~State 11 facts about yourself.

~Answer 11 questions from this list

~State these rules.

~Nominate (and notify) at least 3 fellow bloggers.

Most blog awards are very personal things, and to formally receive the award you have to answer random questions and/or offer random facts about yourself. The Vampire Lover Blog Award is different, in that the questions and facts should be about a vampire. There are various ways to do this:
  • If you, the recipient, are a real-life vampire (and I know at least one blogger who is) then you may choose to talk about yourself.
  • If you are an author of vampire stories, you may allow one of your vampiric characters to receive the award. (This may also be a way for you to explore and develop aspects of character in works-in-progress.)
  • For fun, you may select a vampire from film and/or literature and imagine how they would answer the questions.
  • Or, you could imagine yourself a vampire, or create a new vampiric character solely for this purpose.

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Here goes – 11 facts about myself :

~I was seventeen before I read the first Harry Potter book.

~If I could have any superpower, it would be unlimited regeneration.

~I can tell you the names of every member of the Fellowship of the Ring, but can’t for the life of me remember this year’s American Idol winner.

~Every time I hear the song “Raise Your Glass” by Pink, I think of Harry Potter because of a meme I saw on the internet.

~I am afraid of elevators, bridges, tall buildings, and too much concrete.

~I think snakes are sadly misunderstood creatures.

~In our house, I am the one summoned (often by screaming) to dispose of spiders and scorpions while my brothers look on with gaping eyes.

~I don’t have the coloring, but I’m Asian-American through my mother.

~Some people find them creepy, but I like big buildings after the crowds have left.

~My middle brother has agreed to be my minion and extract my harsh rule upon the earth when I rise to power.

~Aforementioned brother has also sworn to behead all suitors who offend me.

~If I could have any pet, it would be a hippogriff.

And now I’m going to turn it over to Haddie, the heroine of my Fanged Princess series, for the answers to the vampiric questions:

~What happens if you suck your own blood?

Nothing, really. It doesn’t hurt us, but it doesn’t help us, either.

~Are there any female vampires around?

Can you not see me?

~Is it possible some vampire-related genes can be passed down through human bloodlines over the centuries?

There are myths about it, but I’ve never really looked into it. They say, thousands of years ago, our ancestors were nightbound and it was only because they mingled with humans that we can walk in the sun without burning. Of course, my dear old dad just loves that theory…

~What do you think of the recent fashion for vampire books and films? Has it made your life harder or easier?

Let’s just say weirder. My dad’s always had a string of willing hosts for feeding (though he and most others never really care if they were willing or not) and they’ve been easier to find the past few years. But it can make it harder to tell someone who doesn’t think vampires are real that you are one. They think you’re either sparkly or combustible. It’s infuriating.

~If you live forever, or for thousands of years, and are difficult to kill, and are very strong and powerful… how do you not become a sociopath? And go off and start doing anything you want and acting on any impulse?

Doing what I wanted got someone I loved killed. I’m not a big fan of myself. But I kind of act on impulse already…

~Vampire physiology must be very different from human physiology – how is human blood digested and processed in the blood system?

How should I know? I heard somewhere that human blood already contains nutrients and we just break it down some more in our own bodies, we just can’t absorb it from other sources. I tried an oatmeal-raisin cookie once and puked my guts out for days. Lesson learned: leave human food to the humans.

~Do vampires possess a soul? What difference does having or not having a soul make? What happens when you die? (Assuming you can actually die… Can you?)

Of course I have a soul. We all have souls. They just tend to be a lot darker and nastier than most and it’s a good thing we can die or else I’d still be stuck with my psychotic uncle as well as my psychotic father.

~Do you believe in ‘true love’ and ‘soul mates’?

‘Soul mates,’ no. Who’s to say there’s only one person on this planet of 7 billion sentient life forms that you could be happy with? ‘True love,’ yes. I think that’s what my brother’s got with his human girl, Madelyn, and I found it, once. Then I messed it up.

~Would you date a werewolf?

I’m not going to dignify that with a response.

~Should humans tolerate the existence of vampires?

Eh. It would be nice if they did, but truth be told, I’d settle for not being bashed in the face with a shotgun every time I visit a Huntsman’s house.

~They say a vampire’s bite brings pleasure rather than pain. Is that true, and how is that even possible?

You’re kidding, right? It hurts. Really, really bad, believe me, I still have nightmares about it.

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